If you’re looking for progressive culture and the arts, in China, steer clear of Shanghai and head directly to Beijing. If you want luxury shopping and megamalls, try Shanghai.
|Graffiti art seen on Zhangzizhong Road in Beijing (or perhaps Di’anmen East Street).|
|Beijing has a thriving arts scene, including its 798 District.|
|The same graffiti stenciling, this one seen on Gulou East Street, near the Drum and Bell towers.|